Welcome to the second week of Wash Wednesday!
I have greatly enjoyed every photo that has been shared through this photo challenge! Many of you have shared how this has inspired your very first clothesline to be hung. Others have written such meditative posts on the mindfulness of this process-orientated chore. Many of us give thanks to the sun and wind for providing us with this form of natural energy.
As I look upon each photo I am filled with joy. I can smell the scent of the earth and sun surrounding these clotheslines and feel the peace that each one brings.
Lisa has shared these two gorgeous photos. In her words...
Thank you Lisa for sharing the magic that can be found in the everyday with our children.
"There is a sweetness in putting on an apron full of clothes pins and carrying a bushel basket of clothes to the line."
Thank you Lynnette, your clothesline photo reminds me of a painting!
"Little Livy and I often feel the need to hang washing on our old vintage drying stand. Sometimes while we hang clothes, we wonder who used to hang their clothes on this very same stand . We wonder if they too used to hang their washing amongst the lavender bushes for the gentle breeze to fragrance their items. We often just lay our clothing on top of the bushes too"
Thank you Suzanne for sharing such beauty among the garden!
Heidi shared this sweet clothesline photo, in her words...
"Our little guy got super muddy at the river and I had to wash his favorite "ownge" chucks out in the sink. Spring time weather in Oregon is very manic, sunny one moment and stormy the next...literally. So I am not sure if they will ever dry out. But at least we get to see lots of rainbows!"
Thank you for sharing such sweetness in your clothesline photo Heidi! Love those Chucks!
clotheslines aren't allowed
state ordinances and rules
we'll just hang our art
Thank you Grace for sharing this artistic protest!
Mary Beth shared this adorable clothesline photo, in her words...
"This is half of my cloth diaper stash, I can only wash and hang 1/2 of
them at a time on the side porch. We have a clothes line in our small
back yard, but we also have a 100+ year old maple tree that blocks 99%
of the sunlight...which sadly also makes growing a veggie garden back
there hard...so I improvised and hung these lines on the front porch
which gets direct sunlight almost all day :) I will have to add more
lines on the other side of the porch so I can hang all of them at one
Thank you for sharing such sweetness and creativity through your photo Mary Beth!
Jenna shared this beautiful clothesline photo. In her words...
"A shot of our kitchen towels (which largely replace our paper ones), cloth napkins for the table and a black and white checkered napkin for the school lunch box. I love how line dried linens fold up so crisp and clean."
"We are quite lucky to have a beach right at the bottom of our yard and I try to honor that as much as possible with the colors in the house."
Thank you Jenna for sharing your homage to the colors of nature around your home!
Nourished Mama shared these happy clothesline photos! In her words...
"I love hanging washing on the line on a sunny day"
Thank you for sharing this happiness through your photos!Cindy shared these colorful playsilks drying on her boats lifelines. In Cindy's words...
"Here are some from the boat last summer - drying freshly dyed playsilks in the wind off the lifelines of the boat (our equivalent of a laundry line)"
Thank you Cindy for sharing these colorful photos from your boat!
Holly shared this sweet vintage quilt she created hanging on her clothesline. In her words...
"I strung a clothesline between two poles on my deck. I love the look of clothes hanging on the line."
Thank you Holly for sharing this beautiful combination of vintage on the line!
Erin shared this cozy photo of her lovely view outside her window. In Erin's words...
"I'm a huge fan of line drying. In fact, I couldn't even tell you when the last time was that I ran my electric dryer. We line dry everyday around here"Thank you Erin for sharing this very cozy photo of your clothesline!
Emily shared these lovely garden views of her clothesline!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of your day!
I look forward to visiting the links to your "Wash Wednesday" posts! For those of you just joining in, grab a button on my right hand sidebar for Wash Wednesday! I look forward to visiting your clotheslines here as well as on your blogs next Wednesday!
May the simple tasks of our everyday be met with beauty and joy in celebration of life!